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LALELI GONEN HOTEL – ISTANBUL
A short 3.5 hour flight from Dubai to Istanbul and into the disorganised chaos that is Istanbul Immigration. It took a full 1.5 hrs to get through Immigration with people passing out in the stifling heat and little kids screaming...More
I stayed for 3 nights... the hotel location is like in a down town, full of shop... mhmmmm there is nothing fancy about the area and a bit worry when the car dropped me there... when entering the hotel, i can feel a warm welcome...More
This hotel is really really nice, with friendly staff and great food!! :) I stayed there with friends, the rooms were beautiful, clean and the breakfast was amazing. The staff was always friendly. We met the owner too and he treated us like old good...More
We stayed at Laleli Gonen for 3 nights (from 4 to 8 Aug 2013). I had studied the reviews prior to choosing this hotel and it was all true. Very very clean, very friendly and helpful staff (specially Mr. Kartal the Receptionist and his colleague...More
The staff was friendly, good location of the hotel (close to the tramway), nice terrace and pool on the rood and good breakfast. Too bad there was a lot of noise in the neighbourhood at night. The bathroom was a bit too small.
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.